Executive Director – Ron Crowder

Ron Crowder began Street Works in 1997 as a community program to proactively provide street outreach to high-risk populations in the previously unreachable corners of our communities. Prior to 1997, Mr. Crowder spent over ten years working with other HIV outreach programs. He founded Street Works because he saw an unmet need in the community. Mr. Crowder is a certified Not-For-Profit Accounting Professional (CNAP) and has effectively implemented community and street outreach programs using the Harm Reduction Model.

Street Works has received commendations from numerous organizations including the 5th Congressional District of the State of Tennessee, the Minority HIV/AIDS Coalition Project, and the Tennessee AIDS Support Services. In 2005 Mr. Crowder was one of ten recipients, chosen out of a pool of over 600 nominees, to receive the nation’s most prestigious community health leadership honor, the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program Award.

Through Mr. Crowder’s guidance, Street Works has developed into an organization that serves a diverse community in the area of HIV disease, STI, and substance abuse education prevention and treatment.

Street Works is one of the few agencies in Nashville that is able to reach populations that still remain under served by more traditional social service agencies. Our success is based upon our unique rapport with the members of the communities in which we serve, Street Works is located  in  the communities it serves.

Board of Directors

Ron Crowder, Chief Executive Officer

Ricci L. Gardner Sr. SPHR, Chairman

Kion David Sawney, Vice Chairman


Mia Howard

Dr. Michael K Poku

Lyle Robert Cooper

Terrica Sampson

Wendelyn A. Inman

Stephanie Jeanne Harris

Anthony Corey Hall

Alandis K. Brassel, ESQ.